11 Replies to “Parody Site “The Brites” is back in business

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    idnet.com.au says:

    I have been watching the free videos down at http://beyondbelief2006.org/. There are some interesting views expressed there that may impact on ID in the future.

    Parody is good and a lot of fun. They parody us as people who are rationalising the irrational to help us accept the cruel world where death always wins.

    They say ID stops enquiry, thinking that when we think God made something, we willl not be interested in how it works and how God made it.

    They feel we are a real threat to the future of the economy and they intend to try and convince the community, who mostly worship Money, that ID will threaten their future financial security.

    Lawrence Krauss is the most moderate of the lot of them. They are seriously evangelistic about what they think is the compelling truth they espouse.

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    dacook says:

    I have a question for Dr. Dembski. Not exactly on this topic but related and I don’t know how else to ask it:
    I have been reading “Kicking the Sacred Cow” by James P. Hogan, which carries an endorsement from you (William Dembski) in the front.
    My question is; is your endorsement only of the section on Darwinism (a necessarily brief and somewhat superficial overview of some of Darwinism’s main problems) or does it extend to the other sections of the book on Cosmology, Relativity, Velikivsky, AIDS?
    I like Hogan a lot and was very pleased to read of his conversion away from Darwinism that was similar to mine. I think his thoughts on the other subjects are intriguing. I would like to know what you and others think of them.

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    DaveScot says:


    Hogan is a favorite author of mine as well.

    Have you read Greg Bear’s “Darwin’s Radio”?

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    dacook says:


    I haven’t. I’ve picked it up several times in Barnes and Noble and looked at it, but haven’t bought it.

    Do you recommend it?

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    the wonderer says:

    Did anyone notice the following line:

    “Evolution is as well established a fact as global warming and the CIA plot to assassinate Kennedy. “

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    the wonderer says:

    Nevermind, jokes on me….

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    DaveScot says:


    I quite recommend Darwin’s Radio. Best sci-fi novel I’ve read in a while. My favorite authors include the “The Three B’s of Hard Science Fiction” – Bear, Benford, and Brin. I don’t read near as much sci-fi as I once did but still subscribe to Analog magazine which I also highly recommend. Come to think of it sci-fi went onto the back burner for me around 10 years ago when the world wide web kicked into high gear.

    Darwin’s Radio received quite a good review in Nature by a very accomplished geneticist. I do not recommend the sequel, Darwin’s Children.

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    dacook says:


    OK I will buy it next time I’m in the bookstore.
    I’ve loved sci-fi for lo these many years; I own about 1400 volumes and have read several times that many.
    I’ve even tried my hand at writing it; one overly kind reviewer on Amazon even compared me favorably to Orson Card lol. (Not to be taken seriously, I don’t; I’ll never be able to give up the day job;)))

    The author I’m most impressed with is Vernor Vinge; I just wish he was more prolific. The universe of “A Fire Upon the Deep” comes very close to one of the alternative Cosmologies discussed by Hogan.

    I have in mind a project (after I finish the one I’m working on) for a story in a universe where a mysterious advanced race of “Builders” organizes planets via directed panspermia, and the two main characters, a man and woman of different epochs and worlds, find each other through one of the Builder’s left-over spacetime “transits.” The background is going to include a thorough discrediting of Darwinism.

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    late_model says:

    I just heard Daniel Dennett nearly died a few weeks ago from a heart aneurism, does anyone know the fall out? Did he see a light? Do the Brites know?

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    DaveScot says:


    I’ve read several of Vinge’s books and a few short stories. “Marooned in Real Time” where he introduced bobbles was first published in serial form in Analog magazine in 1986.

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    dacook says:

    That’s a good one. It goes with “The Peace War” and “Across Realtime.”
    IMO his best works are “A Fire Upon the Deep” and “A Deepness in the Sky.” I haven’t seen anything since the latter, unfortunately.

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